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Seed sculptures fly home to Selwood

Selwood Academy is thrilled to have on display a series of sculptures originally created for the multi media arts trail ‘Step in Stone.’

The event was held last summer and featured work from across the arts, including land art, photography, textiles, painting, drawing, sound and spacial poetry. All these artworks were displayed in three quarries in the Mendips.

A small group of Selwood Academy pupils were given the opportunity to work with Fiona Campbell, community artist and also curator of the project. Their task was to produce massively enlarged sculptures of elm seeds from recycled wire and paper. They were placed in the Arts Trail at Moons Hill Quarry in Stoke St Michael alongside the work of the professional artists involved.

Step in Stone continued until mid-October, but now the sculptures have found a new home. They have been placed in Selwood Academy’s nature space and will stay until Christmas. The academy says, “It was such a rewarding experience for those pupils involved and so nice to see them admired by the rest of the school in their new site.”